Today Blogstorm is moving over from my custom php/mysql/apache solution to WordPress. All is running quite smoothly and I’ve written some nice php code to import all the posts and comments to the new system.
Here are the main benefits and improvements:
- Threaded comments
- Avatars provided by Blogicon.org (more about that next week)
- A cool new homepage with feature articles & pictures
- Subscribe to comments by email option
The main drawback is that within 30 seconds of making the new blog live it started getting spam comments
Some of you have been requesting these features for months so hopefully they will improve the blog quite a lot, especially the comments (please leave some test ones).
The design is pretty basic at the moment but I focussed on making the site ultra user friendly before I did the finishing touches. What do you think?